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Sex, Sin and Suffering
Venereal Disease and European Society since 1870





ISBN 9780415510783
Published December 7, 2011 by Routledge
272 Pages

 
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This volume brings together for the first time a series of studies on the social history of venereal disease in modern Europe and its former colonies. It explores, from a comparative perspective, the responses of legal, medical and political authorities to the 'Great Scourge'. In particular, how such responses reflected and shaped social attitudes towards sexuality and social relationships of class, gender, generation and race.

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'I can strongly recommend the collection as a whole to anyone interested in VD in history and in comtemporary policy...It is good to know that there is now a single stop where historians of sexuality can pick up many details of responses to VD in numerous countries.' - Social History of Medicine